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Wednesday, November 11 • 10:00am - 10:55am
Collaboration Across Contexts: Reframing OpenEd for a Post-Pandemic World

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In this session, we will offer a reframing and decolonizing of “OpenEd" to include diverse, global perspectives. Too often we assume that adopting an open practice is all about cost savings for students. While making education affordable is critically important, we argue that offering students an expanded world-view and setting them up to succeed as consumers (of information and goods) in the global economy is of equal importance. As practitioners, we can lead by example through intentionally fostering opportunities for global engagement and by welcoming diverse perspectives into our unique fields and disciplines.

We believe #OpenEd20 should be about helping to situate learners in a broader, global context; one honest about the complexity within which we all find ourselves (climate change, culture wars, pandemics, etc.) but one receptive to the promise of new opportunities. Join a panel of educators and practitioners as we explore what it means to reframe OpenEd in 2020 and beyond. We will explore a collection of perspectives and projects including:


Learning Outcomes:
- Discuss the value of offering learners a diverse, global perspective and why it should be considered a critical pillar of OpenEd.
- Offer strategies for decolonizing the educational canon.
- Demonstrate that Open Education is about more than cost savings.
- Provide strategies for acknowledging students’ diverse backgrounds by discussing issues across cultures and borders.
Discuss how government and social entities are driving open educational initiatives.

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Dominic Regester

Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar
Dominic Regester is the Executive Director of Karanga: the global alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills and a Program Director at the global think-tank Salzburg Global Seminar, where he is responsible for designing, developing and implementing programs on education... Read More →
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Taylor Kendal

President, Learning Economy Foundation
I'm a CO native, aspiring digital nomad, novelty junkie, ETHDenver steward, and President of Learning Economy Foundation (LEF) focused on equitable social impact, Web3, DAOs, digital identity/privacy, exploring the future of education and digital trust, and occasionally writing (and... Read More →
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Spencer Ellis

Director Of Educational Innovation, Colorado Department of Higher Education, State of Colorado
avatar for Sherry Jones

Sherry Jones

Philosophy and Game Studies Subject Matter Expert and Instructor, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
avatar for Jo Hironaka

Jo Hironaka

Program Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation, UNESCO

Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am EST
Concurrent 1
  Collaborations, Interactive Discussion